Master Anamorphics – eight focal lengths now available!

Master Anamorphics – eight focal lengths now available!

ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic range – now available with the MA28

The ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series represents a significant step forward in the technology and practicality of anamorphic cinematography for 35 format digital and film cameras. The MA28 is the latest in the range to arrive at ARRI Rental UK, meaning that eight Master Anamorphic focal lengths are available – the MA28, 35, 40, 50, 60, 75, 100 and 135.

For the first time, a perfect combination of compact size, minimal weight, very high speed and exceptional optical design with minimal distortion has been achieved in a set of anamorphics.

Director Roberto de Angelis and DP Michel Abramowicz, AFC, used a 50 mm ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens on short film A TRIP TO REMEMBER

The Master Anamorphic lenses produce natural and organic-looking images with incredibly low distortion; straight lines stay straight, with no need of any distortion compensation in post -- even at close focus. Out-of-focus backgrounds are rendered beautifully, with punchy separation of main subject from background and a smooth focus fall-off contributing to a truly immersive, cinematic look. The 15 iris blades in each lens give a rounded edge to the classic oval-shaped out-of-focus highlights, which are evenly illuminated.

Skin tone rendition is pleasing and film-like, while colors are crisp and natural. Image quality is consistently high throughout the frame, with no drop-off towards the corners. The fast T-stop of T1.9 allows shallow depth-of-field work and can be used with any focal length, at any distance, without sacrificing image quality; gone are the days when anamorphic lenses had to be stopped down to T4 to get an acceptable result. The large image field provides the greatest possible creative freedom, with the full 2.39:1 format being viewable for composition, further removing any element of uncertainty or guesswork when working with the Master Anamorphics.

Main features

Low distortion for uncompromised cinemascope
• Straight lines stay straight
• No distortion compensation in post necessary
• Low distortion even at close focus

Cinematic bokeh with high contrast and nice focus fall-off
• Very smooth out-of-focus image
• Immersive look

Beautiful skin tones and precise color rendition
• Smooth and pleasant skin tones
• Natural crispy color rendition

Characteristic out-of-focus highlights
• Oval and uniform illuminated out-of-focus highlights
• Smooth iris shape because of 15 aperture blades

Large image field for full freedom in composition
• Full 2.39:1 format is useable for image composition
• No visible image drop at the corners

Large aperture of T1.9 for shallow depth of focus
• T1.9 useable with any focal length at any distance
• Overcomes the old rule: "anamorphics need to be stopped down to T4.5"

Virtually no image breathing

No anamorphic mumps (fat face effect)

Super color matched to other ARRI/ZEISS primes and ARRI/Fujinon zooms

ARRI Lens Data System (LDS) for lens metadata